Soak up the sights, smells and sounds of Bangkok’s streets life, trek the World’s oldest rain forest and discover the exotic wildlife of Khao Sok, conquer vertical rock cliffs of Railay, snorkel the crystal water of Phi Phi Island, paddle your way among breathtaking Phang Nga bay and get beautiful suntan on tropical beachs…

  • Khao Sok NP trekking
  • Boat cruise the Chiaw lan lake
  • Khao Sok wildlife safari
  • Ao Nang cycling
  • Railay rock climb
  • Phi Phi Island snorkeling
  • Phang Nga Bay canoeing
Trip Length: 12 days | Trip Style: Active | Trip Theme: Nature & Beach | Physical Rating: | Start/End city: Bangkok/Phuket
Places visited: Bangkok - Khao Sok NP - Ao Nang - Phi Phi Island - Koh Yao Noi - Phang Nga Bay - Phuket
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Wat Arun, Bangkok, Thailand

Sa-wat dee! Welcome to Bangkok, the “City of Angels", one of Asia's most cosmopolitan cities!
This capital city of the Kingdom of Thailand is famous for its magnificent temples and palaces, authentic canals, busy markets and a vibrant nightlife that has something for everyone.  
Pick up from the airport and transfer to hotel (check in time is 14.00)
The remainder of the day is at your leisure to roam around, soaking the sights, smells and sounds of Bangkok. Why not head out to the colorful the Khao San Road – the Bangkok’s tourist mecca, or indulge in a Thai massage, and enjoy street food crawl.

Summary of inclusions

Private airport transfer
Hotel in bangkok
Chao Phraya River, Bangkok, Thailand
Sightseeing Bangkok, Thailand

Take a lazy morning with late breakfast and enjoy the time at your leisure or to take an optional activity if you wish. Perhaps head out of town for a leisure cycling around the green oasis of Bang Krachao, the spectacular green lung of Bangkok. Also, you may want to take a riverboat to Chinatown for exploring the crowded and colorful streets, and perhaps make some fun shopping. Another option is to hop on a long-tail boat down the Chao Phraya River, travel like Indiana Jones style into the famous 'khlongs' (canals) of Thonburi which is considered ‘wild Venice of the East’, another world away from the chaotic streets of Bangkok.

Check out hotel at noon time and this afternoon you will spend time on a guided tour to explore some the majestic Grand Palace, one of the most beautiful samples of an ancient Siamese court and used to be the residence of the Kings of Thailand. Within the precinct of the Grand Palace is the Temple of Emerald Buddha regarded as the most sacred Buddhist temple in the country, home to the famous statue of Buddha meticulously carved from a single block of jade that is deeply venerated as the country's palladium. Afterward, continue to visit the Wat Pho - classed as the highest grade of the royal temples, with an incredible 46-meter long gold-plated reclining Buddha inside.
The last visit today is the Wat Trimit - Bangkok's famous landmark sits by the bank of Chao Praya River with the Gold Buddha weighing over 5.5 tons of solid gold.

Take some time free for dinner before boarding an overnight train southward to Surat Thani for your Thailand southern adventure with national park exploring, islands, reefs and beaches.
Overnight on train.

Summary of inclusions

Private vehicle
Sightseeing bangkok
o/n train
River kayaking, Khao Sok National Park, Thailand
Wild Elephant, Khao Sok National park, Thailand

Met and greeted upon arrival in Surat Thani in the morning then continue on a private vehicle driving to the Khao Sok National Park. This national park is the wettest spot in Thailand with some of the oldest rainforest in the world and is featured with amazing limestone rock faces, waterfalls, natural lakes, trails, caves and rivers. The park is truly a paradise for nature lovers with a great diversity of plants and wildlife including many rare and endangered species of which the rare Rafflesia Kerri, one of the world’s largest flowers can be found here. 
Check in hotel and enjoy your relax within fascinating nature.
This afternoon you will enjoy exploring the Khao Sok River and forest with a canoeing trip or, if the river level is high enough, hop on top of a rubber ring for a tubing adventure. Be amazed at the natural paradise and if you're lucky you can catch some shots of elephants, exotic birds, langurs, monkeys and some other animals.
Spend time for river swimming and relax on the sandy bank, or enjoying the view from your wooden deck.
This evening, you can take an optional activity of jungle night safari to look for nocturnal wildlife. The best season for animal-spotting is from December to April during the dry season. In the wet season from June to October monsoon, trails get slippery and there are often leeches.

Summary of inclusions

Private vehicle
khao sok np canoeing
Hotel in khao sok
Ralf house, Khao Sok National park, Thailand
Hiking Khao Sok National park, Thailand

Get transfer to the pier of the Chiew Lan lake where you boar a traditional long-tail boat for about an hour leisurely cruise to your rafthouse that set amid the stunning water and rock formations. Check in your room and spend some time to relax before having treated with a traditional Thai lunch.
In the afternoon, you take a guided tour for hiking through the rainforest of the Khao Sok National Park. Depending on season, you will either trek to the highest view point of the national park or take a different route. In the wet season you will see cascading waterfalls in full flow.
Return to your raft house for a swim and relax and later on, hop on a long-tail boat and cruise deep into the jungle for a wildlife safari. During the twilight of the day the scenery becomes very mystic and attractive. Just keep your eyes and ear open for animals. This is when they become most active.
Get back to the base and enjoy a traditional southern Thai meal before falling asleep in the sounds of the surrounding nature.

Summary of inclusions

Private vehicle
khao sok trekking
Breakfast, lunch & dinner
raft house on chiaw lan lake
Khao Sok National park, Thailand
Boat cruise Khao Sok National park, Thailand

Get up in the sounds of jungle and recognize that you are now floating on the lake within the oldest rainforest in the world.
Board the boat for a morning mist safari and enjoy the spectacular scenes of mist drifting on the lake. Cruise along dramatic lake with limestone rocks rising almost 1000 meters into the air reflecting on beautiful water and get further deep inside the park where you can spot gibbons, macaques and dusky leaf monkeys. If you are lucky you can catch even a glimpse of elephants.
Back to the raft house for breakfast and enjoy some times for relax, swim and kayaking around on the lake.
Check out and get transfer to the pier then take vehicle drive to Ao Nang beach. Check in hotel and remainder of the day is fee at your leisure for sun, sea and sand.
Ao Nang is one of a tourist hub in Krabi mainland in the southern coast of Thailand with pretty and palm-fringed beach and its gently sloping sand offers some of the best swimming and sun bathing in the area. There is a relatively great choice of restaurants, bars, shops and cafes along the beach stretch making atmosphere here quite exciting, especially when night falls. Sunset on Ao Nang beach is somewhat one of the best natural shows in Krabi.

Summary of inclusions

Private vehicle
khao sok morning safari
Breakfast & lunch
Hotel in ao Nang
Ao Nang cycling, Krabi, Thailand
Huay Toh waterfalls, Krabi, Thailand

After breakfast, get transferred by support vehicle to a suburban village in the north of Ao Nang where you jump on your bike and pedal along a quiet back roads and sometimes up and downhill, passing beautiful landscapes of mountains and green plantations of palm and rubber to the Khao Phanom Bencha National Park. Visit the Huay Toh waterfalls that pouring down from the Khao Phanom Mountain creating several cascades with large pools on each level. Spend your time to explore the falls, enjoy swimming in the crystal pools and perhaps take a more challenge by hiking up to higher levels where you will be awarded with great panorama view. Also, it is great to get sunbathe on a little sandy beach right at the base the pools and watch butterflies in different colors flying around within the lush nature and enjoy soothing sounds of songbirds.
Refill with snacks then get back to our bike and continue to ride following the local road passing beautiful villages with fantastic sight of local lifestyle where you see how local do their daily works.
Back to the hotel and remainder of the day is free for sun, sea and sand of Ao Nang.

Summary of inclusions

cycling ao nang
jungle & waterfalls visit
Hotel in ao nang
Railay rock climb, Krabi, Thailand
Railay beach, Krabi, Thailand

After breakfast, hop on a long tail boat and transfer to Railay where you will take an exciting half day rock climbing experience. Railay Peninsula is known as a tropical paradise with stretches of white sand, blue water and sheer-side lime stone mountains. This is a favorite place for rock climbers in finding adventures on vertical cliffs. Rock climbing here is suitable for everyone from easy level to very difficult climbs that would challenge even the most experienced climbers.
Railay is also the wonderful place combine adventure sport with relaxation. During breaks between climbs you can get fantastic swims in the blue water or simply lay back on the powdery sandy beach for a well-earned rest. Once getting to the top you will be rewarded with exhilarating view of the bay and surroundings.

Before getting the adventure, your instructor will take you through all the safety procedures including introduction to top rope climbing, how to tie knots, security matters, and climbing techniques. These instructions are also provided during course as techniques is best learned by firsthand experience. Depending on your ability level, you will be recommended proper routes so that you will have the chance to break through your limits or just enjoy a leisurely climb as a fun activity.

Back to the hotel in the afternoon and remainder of the day is free at leisure.

Summary of inclusions

railay rock climbing
Hotel in ao Nang
Phi Phi island tour, Krabi, Thailand
Phi Phi island snorkeling, Krabi, Thailand

Breakfast at the hotel then head out on a tour to explore the prominent Phi Phi Islands.
Being one of the most famous island group in southern Thailand, Koh Phi Phi is a paradise for beach lovers that is known for its amazing rock cliffs, stunning white sandy beaches, colourful coral reefs, honey tropical sun and crystal clear water.

Embark a speed boat to Phi Phi Leh where you will visit the Maya Bay which was made famous by the movie “The Beach”. After a time for relax and swimming in beautiful crystal water, continue on to Loh Samah Bay and followed by Pileh Lagoon where you enjoy wonderful snorkeling to see coral, explore rock cliffs and soak up tropical sun.
Lunch is served at beachside restaurant.
In the afternoon we will visit Monkey Beach where you can feed the monkeys then continue to Bamboo Island for relaxing and swimming in the tropical waters before getting back to Ao Nang for another night.

Summary of inclusions

phi phi island tour
Breakfast & lunch
Hotel in ao nang
Cycling Koh Yao Noi, Krabi, Thailand
Koh Yao Noi Island, Krabi, Thailand

After breakfast, get transfer to the pier for scenic boat ride to the island of Koh Yao Noi which located in the middle of the picturesque Phang Nga Bay. The island of Koh Yao Noi is somewhat a geographic wonder with patches of beautiful original rainforest cover on rugged karst mountains, vertical rock-stacks reflecting on greenish water, coconut palms sway over secluded beaches, and great view of surrounding bay dotted with islands. This is also home to thriving fishing-farming villages where locals preserve typical life style and traditions.
Transfer to the hotel to leave your baggage and after a short break, pick up your bike for fantastic cycling tour exploring the island. Enjoy a cycling loop passing rice paddies, rubber plantations, mangrove forests, traditional fishing village with house on stilts. Along the way you will make several stops for visiting local farms and plantation, interact with locals and get for you wonderful photos. The road is sometimes flat, sometimes up and downhill and sometime running along wild stretch of beach. A picnic lunch will be served at a secluded beach and you will chance to enjoy yourself with swimming in the cool water.
Back to the hotel in the afternoon, check in and remainder of the day is at your leisure.

Summary of inclusions

Yao noi cycling
Breakfast & lunch
Hotel in yao noi
Phang Nga Bay explore, Phang Nga, Thailand
Kayaking Phang Nga bay, Thailand

Spend our full day to explore the wonderful Phang Nga Bay of the Ao Phang Nga National Park with boat cruise, canoeing and swimming. The Bay of Phang Nga is endowed with many small islands & dramatic limestone rock formation soaring up from the emerald water surface, white sandy island beaches, caves, amazing marine life, and beautiful weather all year round.

Get transferred to the pier where we take boat and venture out into the bay for fantastic experience of rock, water and sand. Apply sun scream over and paddle your canoe to explore the beautiful Panak Island with incredible views of the bay and amazing rocks scattered around, the Hong Island with impressive mangroves; navigate through caves into mystical lagoons and enjoy the chance to see monkeys, bats, mud keepers…

Also, during the day we will cruise pass by and visit to other islands such as James Bond Island, Lawa Island, beautiful Koh Panyi fishing villages that featured with fisherman's houses on stilts, and spend time for swimming and snorkeling in the turquoise water filled with ever-changing colors of coral and fish. Lunch is included.
Back to the hotel in the late afternoon and free evening at your leisure.

Summary of inclusions

phang nga bay canoeing
Breakfast & lunch
Hotel in yao noi
Phuket beach, Thailand
Phuket, Thailand

Free at leisure until checking out hotel then transferred to the pier to take a boat ride to the Phuket, the Thailand’s largest island that listed as one of the world’s finest beach destinations and is your last stop on this tour. Phuket is known for its great stretches of powdery white sand with coconut palms, emerald water, warm sunlight all year round and striking town atmosphere offering little something for everyone.  
Checking in the hotel and remainder of the day is at your leisure for kicking back with sun, sea, sand and cocktails.
In the evening, it is time to join in exciting nightlife of Phuket with neon lights, sidewalk open air restaurants, bars and nightclubs. A visit to one of Phuket night markets would be great, otherwise consider one of exciting cabaret shows.   

Summary of inclusions

Private vehicle
beach relax
Hotel in phuket

Breakfast is at the hotel.

Enjoy your time free at leisure for more sun and sea until check out time (12.00AM) then get transfer to the airport for your departure flight.

Safe travel and see you again!

Summary of inclusions

Private airport transfer

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